A beautifully crafted maple wood container for butter.
The two-piece case includes a wooden butter knife, which sits conveniently along the interior, and a fitted edge that allows the lid to sit tightly on the case. Two standard sticks of butter fit nicely in the container. Made in the Hokkaido region of Japan.
5.8" x 3.3" x 1.7"
Hand wash only
Founded in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, in 1965 by Shoichi Takahashi, a lathe worker. Originally produced mostly table legs and ornamental pillars. With the downturn in the domestic furniture market, Takahashi Kougei launched in the 1980s the production of wood cups and sugar pots using lathes, becoming the founder of the Asahikawa group of wood tableware makers. Creates simple and functional tableware using mainly Hokkaido-grown trees. While preserving the look and feel of wood, these items--such as the Kami series drinking cups--have a modern sensibility, enabling them to blend naturally into the contemporary lifestyle. Hidetoshi Takahashi became president in 2009.